Following the amazing debut performance of the Nigerian wonder kid for Everton Fc against the mighty Manchester City at the Goodison park last sunday, the Nigerian Football Federation are confident over the youngster’s future at the Super Eagles.
Ademola Lookman is a 19 year old forward/winger. He was signed for Everton on January 7, 2017 from the division II side, Charlton Athletic where he started his professional career. Lookman netted a total of 12 goals In 48 Appearances before his 11m pounds move to the EPL side, Everton. He commensurately made a dramatic debut with a daring goal. Being substituted in 90mins already into the game wasn’t a militating factor to his success. He accurately put the ball pass Bravo after only three touches in the game. The match ended 4-0 in favour of the Merseyside Blue (Everton).
Ademola Lookman has been adjudged to be a promising starlet by Sportsmen across England. This is more reason why the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) would be glad to have him play for the super eagles and they are optimistic they can convince Everton’s new boy to play in the Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles forming squad.
Lookman has played for the English U19 and U-20 teams. But this is not an hindrance to the dream of the NFF’s Technical crew headed by the Director, Bitrus Bewarang, to make a swift call up attempt as he is yet to play for the 3-Lions. Mr. Bewarang, says the19-year-old is in their immediate plans and a call-up to the senior side may be imminent.
“The Super Eagles coach has been combing Europe for youthful players and players on current form who are playing for their clubs,” Bewarang told reporters.
He also expressed his amazement on Lookman’s goal against city on Sunday.
“I saw Lookman against Manchester City, he scored a beautiful goal. We are taking note of him because he can be called up”.
Not downplaying the influence and choice of the Coach, Bewerang stated that:
“Selection is done by the coach, we will try to draw his attention to the player if he doesn’t know him already”.
Let’s continue to hope that Lookman will follow the trend of the likes of Anichebe, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi to join the Super Eagles having been built in England.
“We have to talk to him and convince him to play for Nigeria, it’s a good development for Nigerian football.”